Teams unified after superyacht meeting

All the Formula One teams agreed a unified position during a nearly three hour meeting on Friday, Luca di Montezemolo said in Monaco. Montezemolo, having flown specifically from Italy for Friday's meetings, is chairman of the F1 teams' alliance...

All the Formula One teams agreed a unified position during a nearly three hour meeting on Friday, Luca di Montezemolo said in Monaco.

Montezemolo, having flown specifically from Italy for Friday's meetings, is chairman of the F1 teams' alliance FOTA and also president of Ferrari, who have threatened to quit the sport over the dispute with its governing body FIA.

After speaking to an assembled scrum of media, the Italian was due to head straight from Flavio Briatore's superyacht to the Automobile Club de Monaco, to present the FOTA position to Max Mosley.

Asked if he was confident about the meeting with the FIA president, he answered: "We will see."

"We (the teams) are all together," he said after the meeting on Force Blue, Briatore's boat moored in the harbour of the Principality.

"We will be in position to go to the chairman of FIA saying in a very constructive but very clear way the position of FOTA," Montezemolo added, insisting that the proposition to Mosley will be final.

He said: "What is important is that our (the teams') view of the future is absolutely in common. We want Formula One, we don't want something else."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo , Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari